Belinda B. Lazzara
Belinda B. Lazzara has been a partner at Meros, Smith, Lazzara, Brennan & Brennan, P.A., since 2003. Her practice focuses exclusively on all areas of Marital and Family Law, including collaborative, litigation and mediation.
Ms. Lazzara attended the University of Florida, earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science in 1995. She attended American University, Washington College of Law, in Washington D.C., graduating with her Juris Doctor and Masters of Business Administration degrees in 1998 and 1999, respectively. She was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1999 and the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida in 2005. She received her Collaborative Law Certification in May, 2015, became a Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator in January, 2016, and earned Board Certification in Marital and Family Law in June, 2016.
Ms. Lazzara is an active member of The Florida Bar. She has been a member of The Florida Bar Family Law Section since 2000 and currently serves on the Section’s Executive Council and as Co-Secretary of the Legislation Committee. She also currently serves on The Florida Bar Standing Committee for Marital and Family Law Certification.
Ms. Lazarra is presently a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Tampa Bay Academy of Collaborative Professionals and Next Generation Divorce. She is also regularly appointed to serve as Guardian ad litem in the 6th Judicial Circuit.
Ms. Lazzara previously served as Chair of the Membership Committee, Chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, Chair of the Family Law Section Board Certification Review Committee, Chair of the Equitable Distribution Committee and Secretary and Co-Chair of the Rules and Forms Committee and Trial Advocacy workshop leader. She also previously served on The Florida Bar Board of Governors, Young Lawyers Division, from 2006 to 2011, The Florida Bar Grievance Committee 6D from 2005 to 2008 and 2012 to 2015 and The Florida Bar Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee 6A from 2003 to 2006.